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ANDERSON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

We take for granted that a number of the chemicals, solvents, and other substances used every day in industry, farming, household cleaning and even for purifying water can pose a potential hazard. When used properly and stored safely, we seldom hear of a problem. However, accidents, fires and unforeseen circumstances do happen.

The Anderson County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was established to protect the community from harmful and possibly life-threatening effects of a hazardous materials release by developing and implementing policies and procedures for complying with Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Tittle III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III).